The Secretary of State to Minister Graves.


(Mr. Root advises Mr. Graves that, official notification having been received from Minister Grip of the cessation of his functions as the representative of Norway and of his continuance as minister of Sweden without new credentials, the Norwegian minister for foreign affairs has been informed to-day that Mr. Graves, heretofore the accredited envoy extraordinary and minister plenipotentiary to the Governments of Sweden and Norway, has been instructed to continue to exercise such functions toward the Government of Norway separately until other arrangements may be made. Instructs him to inform the minister for foreign affairs of Norway of his readiness to transact with him any necessary diplomatic business.

Advises him that his dual status as envoy extraordinary and minister plenipotentiary to the King of Sweden remains effective without new credentials.)